Events ON!! July 4th and Lake of the Woods County Fair
Summertime is a great season at Lake of the Woods! If you travel here or live here, you will always be able to fill your calendar with great events to keep yourself entertained. Lake of the Woods has a renowned fishery with walleyes being the premier fish. They are in abundance even though anglers from all over come to enjoy these pristine waters.
Events have been happening already this summer. The Farmer’s Market is scheduled for each Saturday morning from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. with folks displaying all sorts of wares. Willie Walleye is an annual summer event in June and featured a great walleye supper for visitors. The Baudette-Lake of the Woods Chamber of Commerce, the Women of Today and the Lake of the Woods Fair Board are always busy making sure there is an event for everyone to attend.
The Williams Garden Club just featured a successful Wildflower Route on June 19th and Take a Kid Fishing is just finishing up today, June 23rd.
The greatest event is yet to come!!! July 4th in this northland is a holiday everyone looks forward to. Because of the great summer weather, many classes hold their high school reunions during this time. They usually hop on floats and travel the parade route to greet and wave to people they have known for years but now get to see again.
Since July 4th is on a Sunday this year, Saturday, July 3rd will also be a day of celebration. The Lake of the Woods Museum will be open that day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At noon there will be a at Baudette’s Timbermill Park located on the East edge of town. At 5 p.m. food vendors will be set up on the main drag featuring a great variety of choices. At 5:30 the Women of Today will be hosting a Walleye Fish Fry at the Moose Lodge.
A favorite event for all ages will be the annual Street Dance for all ages. The music will start at 8 p.m. on the North end of Main Ave. Music is provided by Switch.
On July 4th , the day will start off with a breakfast put on by the ladies at the VFW from 8:00-10:30 a.m. A firecracker 5K Walk/Run will be at 8:30 with registration open at 7 a.m. at the Baudette Depot where the race starts. Speaking of the Depot, that day they will be hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social from 11:30-1:00 p.m.
Kids activities will happen on Willie Walleye Hill with face painting and caricatures, Gaga Ball, Water Wars and Sand and Bubbles all day. An important featured event will be Trish and the Toonies from 11:45-3:30 p.m. at the old Reed Realty Building on International Drive. A great show for all ages.
A Kiddie Parade happens at 1:30 and the Main Parade event will start at 2:00 p.m. Bingo is from 3-5 p.m. at the American Legion, Root Beer Floats, sponsored by the LOW Brewery, happens at 3:30 on Main Ave, Randy Bunker, a hypnotist will perform at 5 p.m. and a Bobber Race will be at 6 p.m. on Baudette Bay.
The most spectacular event of the weekend will be Northern Minnesota’s Fireworks Display starting at 10:15 p.m. These are displayed over Willie Walleye Park with seating all over the hill. It’s totally amazing and well worth your visit to Lake of the Woods.
Now don’t leave town, because the Lake of the Woods County Fair is next on the agenda for a great event. The 98th County Fair will be the very next week starting on Wed., July 14th. The Fair event features live music, food stands, 4-H judging, a Midway, Horse Shows, and both Oval Races and a Demolition Derby. Local residents enter their wares from food, to canning, to artwork, or showing off their beautiful plants and blossoms. There is a horse barn and small animals featured and judging. The local fair board works all year long to provide a memorable event for all Lake of the County residents to enjoy as well as many visitors to the area.
As you can see, Lake of the Woods has a great many things to offer. Make your plans now to visit, find a beautiful resort to stay at and enjoy the people, the beautiful scenery and life in general!!
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